We are North America

Autores: Juan Carlos Mendoza Sánchez, Tania Miranda González
 

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Shared historical events, a border that promotes exchanges of multiple natures, and complementary economies that facilitate the integration of value chains have turned Mexico and the United States into major trading partners and strategic allies. This book presents, in a simple fashion yet with hard data, several examples of the factors that have transformed Mexico and the United States of America from neighbors to close friends: history, geography and trade.

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Shared historical events, a border that promotes exchanges of multiple natures, and complementary economies that facilitate the integration of value chains have turned Mexico and the United States into major trading partners and strategic allies.

This book presents, in a simple fashion yet with hard data, several examples of the factors that have transformed Mexico and the United States of America from neighbors to close friends: history, geography and trade.

Juan Carlos Mendoza and Tania Miranda remind us of the influence of the U.S. political model on Mexico, the defense of shared values that link the U.S. Civil War with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the United States, and the joint struggle against Nazism and Fascism in World War II.

At the same time, they speak of why the border has become a key element in the mutual security of the two nations and describe how proximity facilitates the flow of tourism, labor mobility, and changes in places of residence. Whereas some 12 million Mexican-born live in the United States today, more than a million and a half Americans have made Mexico their homes.

Finally, they assert that free trade has enabled these complementary economies to build value chains that make them both more productive and competitive internationally. What’s more, these value chains have generated millions of jobs in both countries, as well as a greater flow of reciprocal investment and prosperity for the two economies.

Millions of people on both sides of the border are unaware of this reality at this crucial time for the future of the bilateral relation. Therefore, the authors, both Mexicans who have worked at the Mexican Consular Network, including the Embassy in Washington D.C., present a recollection of facts and data that reveal the importance of the relationship of the two nations, where the interaction of their people have led to a binational culture that, together with Canada, identifies them as North America.

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Autor(es)

Juan Carlos Mendoza Sánchez, Tania Miranda González

Edición

2018

ISBN

978-607-9093-48-8

Número de Páginas

88

Índice

Preface
Foreword
Introduction

Part I. A Shared History
1.1 United States Influence on the Model of the Mexican Republic
1.2 Ties between Cinco de Mayo and the American Civil War
1.3 Mexico and the United States: Allies in World War II
1.4 Mexico at the Military Front: The 201st Squadron
1.5 Mexico at the Civil Front: The Bracero Program

Part II.   Geography Is Destiny
2.1 Migration Flows in Bilateral Relations
2.2 The Origin of Massive Mexican Migration to the United States
2.3 U.S. Migration to Mexico
2.4 Tourism that Benefits Both Countries

Part III. Neighbors and Strategic Partners
3.1 An Erroneous Reading of NAFTA
3.2 Some historic background on NAFTA
3.3 Mexico Is Not the Problem
3.4 Importance of the Trade Relationship Today
3.5 The Energy Sector
3.6 Remittances: Dollars that Return to the U.S.
3.7 Looking ahead

Epilogue
Bibliography
Author Profiles

List of Tables
Table 1. Mexicans in the USA by Decade
Table 2. Immigrant and U.S.-Born Workers by Occupation
Table 3. United States Immigrants in Mexico by State of Residence in 2015
Table 4. Mexico’s Trade Deficit with Other Countries

List of Figures
Figure 1. Mexican Immigrant Population in the U.S. in Decline
Figure 2. Migration Waves in the United States through History
Figure 3. Asians Projected to Become the Largest Immigrant Group, Surpassing Hispanics
Figure 4. Undocumented Mexican Immigrants versus those from Other Countries since 2009
Figure 5. Apprehensions of Mexicans at U.S. Borders in 2015
Figure 6. International Tourist Arrivals in Mexico
Figure 7. Foreign Visitors to Mexico via Airplane by Country of Residence
Figure 8. Visitors to the United States in 2015 by Country of Origin
Figure 9. 2016 U.S. Trade Balance with its 15 Largest Trade Partners, as a Percentage of Total Trade Volume
Figure 10. 2015 Per-Country Purchases on the U.S. Market
Figure 11. NAFTA Members’ Trading Routes in the Automotive Sector
Figure 12. NAFTA Members’ Electronic and Electric Equipment Trade
Figure 13. Percentage of Added Value from the United States in Finished Product Exports
Figure 14. Mexico Ranks among the Top Three Export Markets of 33 U.S. States
Figure 15. U.S. Jobs Related to Trade in Goods and Services with Mexico
Figure 16. Density of Mexican Businesses in the United States
Figure 17. Evolution of Income from Remittances to Relatives in Mexico

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